Taught course

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol on this programme will normally possess an initial degree in the biological sciences or a healthcare-related subject awarded by a recognised Institution At the discretion of the University, non-graduates may also be admitted on to the module provided: i) the applicant is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Head of School or nominee that they have held, for a minimum period of two years, a position of responsibility relevant to the Programme which they intend to pursue; or ii) in exceptional circumstances, the applicant is deemed to be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the Programme the applicant intends to pursue, and be approved as such by the Head of School or nominee. For applicants whose first language is not English, appropriate proof of English skills are required. For IELTS, this will be an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 for each component A degree in a relevant subject area, such as Biochemistry, genetics, biology, health studies Graduates from the following areas of study would also be considered: Chemistry, radiology

Months of entry


Course content

Although cancer represents a significant global health issue in today’s society, advancements in our understanding of the cellular and molecular processes underlying cancer have led to significant improvements in the way we treat this disease.

Encompassing both basic and translational aspects, this MSc is designed to meet the high demand for researchers with cancer expertise by providing graduates with an advanced knowledge of the cellular and molecular processes underlying cancer development and progression together with the molecular basis for the development and subsequent use of anti-cancer agents clinically.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ms Helen Harron